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Volunteers are essential for the success of PMYC Athletic Programs

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at PMYC Sports !


Criminal Background Checks Required for All PMYC Coaches


On January 14th, 2004, The PMYC Board of Directors voted unanimously to require that all PMYC Coaches obtain and submit Youth Protection Clearances to PMYC.


Required Clearances : Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History and DHS Child Abuse History 

Proof of background check must be turned into the sport commissioner prior to first practice.

Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History

PA DHS ( Department of Human Services ) Child Abuse History

-There are no costs associated with obtaining these Clearances 

-Individuals refusing to meet these requirements will be immediately barred from any coaching position for PMYC.

-Individuals whose background check reveals convictions of any crime or against a minor may be barred from PMYC or from certain activities set forth by the Board of Directors.

-Individuals having a prior conviction will be reviewed by the PMYC Board prior to acceptance as a volunteer.

-Individuals who disagree with their criminal background check must contact the PA State Police.

-Individuals with appeals pending with the PA State Police are barred from PMYC until the appeals are resolved to the satisfaction of the PMYC’s Board of Directors.

-Please contact J.D Maloney (PMYC Administrator) with questions in regard to Clearances.


Privacy: All information submitted per these requirements will be considered confidential between the individual and the Board of Directors. This information may be shared with the other local organization in the event that an individual is barred from PMYC.

Limitations and Parent Responsibilities: The State Police Criminal Record Check is a valuable tool for PMYC and similar organizations to use to help protect our children from dangerous people. These tools are not 100% fool proof, however, and there is no guarantee. It remains your responsibility as a parent to supervise your children, to get to know the people working with your children, and to sound an alarm if you are aware of anything that goes beyond what you think is appropriate. Please contact PMYC President Jeanne Schanzenbach with any comments.

Positive Coaching Alliance


PMYC is very excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Positive Coaching Alliance over the next two years to enhance the mission of PMYC Sports.  PCA is a national non-profit who helps develop “Better Athletes, Better People” through resources for youth and high-school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.


PMYC is very grateful to you, our volunteer coaches, who work so hard to help provide positive experiences for over 700 Phoenixville kids.  We understand how tough it is to be a coach and are always looking for ways to provide extra support and resources to our coaches so we all can offer positive and rewarding experiences.


In our experience, the best coaches are always trying to learn so we have scheduled a workshop for all PMYC coaches which will hopefully make your life easier as a coach.  This workshop is geared towards the “The Double-Goal Coach©” who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.  


This workshop is an opportunity to share ideas, learn from each other and continue to grow as coaches – no matter how long you have been coaching and what age-group you coach.

The next workshop is scheduled for Monday, November 13th, 2023 at The Phoenixville Area Middle School. 

LGI entrance (auditorium) / 6:30pm -8:00pm.

Please register for the training here:

Executive Board Officers

Bruce MacLelland


Vice President
Jim O'Brien


Aaron Kern


Board Members Emeritus

Jeanne Schanzenbach

Rich Gyuris, Sr.

Ron Van Horn

Rahim Beasley

Chris Jacobs

Jill Peirson​

Rob Spitz

Pat Jacobs

​John Moore

Honorary Board Members


Rev. Thomas McMenamin

Steve Hogga

Ed Morgan

Mike Wolaszanski

Fritz Shoemaker

William Langan

Harry Dawson

Kaiser Denicola

Jim Roskos Sr.

Greg Grover

​Mary McDaniel

Chet Tanney


Kathy Gyuris

Bob Dawson

Francis McElroy

William McGuire

Bill McHale


Francis O'Neill



Karen Taphorn

Rich Taphorn

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